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Published: June 8, 2011 at 12:24 PM GMT
Last Updated: July 25, 2011 at 12:24 PM GMT
Can Canoe Ventures fulfill a 35-year old quest to bring interactivity to the television industry? Watch Jack Myers’ comments on the future of Canoe in this week’s Jack Myers Video Media Business Report. The vision of Canoe is to offer a suite of ITV products but today Canoe offers only requests for information, and will soon be delivering polling, voting and trivia. Read Jack Myers exclusive interview with Canoe CEO David Verklin and check out our 10-year forecast of Interactive TV advertising revenues exclusively at www.jackmyers.com.
Subscribers can access the report at www.jackmyers.com. I share exclusive insights from the report in this week’s Video Media Business Report, available here and through Reuters Insider iPad app, which is available at no cost to all Media Business Report subscribers.
We enjoyed The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC last night. The show has four families competing each week for 50K. A guy named Michael Maloney is the judge. Never seen him before, but he's REALLY into Christmas. Michael goes around the country judging Christmas lights. Not a bad gig at all. He gets driven around by Santa in a red ‘65 Impala. First stop was Whitestone, NY, where Kevin Lynch and his family -- Tina, Tara, Tori and Timmy -- help to decorate. Kevin is a retired firefighter and 9-11 first responder. He has some crazy Christmas spirit and obviously LIVES for this time of the year.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I took part in an event organised by the US-based ad technology business Pubmatic. My role was to moderate a session on what the hosts called “The Progressive Advertiser.” The notion was simple – to debate what we could learn from forward-thinking advertisers when it came to data management and analytics, and to online buying of space. Were they for example starting to bypass the agency groups?Read More